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AMBASSADORS

Alberto Marsico 
Born in Turin Italy, Alberto is one of the top organists in Europe and has been honing his craft for over 30 years. A disciple of the great organist Jack McDuff, his musical style ranges from Blues, Soul, gospel, and Jazz. He is the co-leader in the funky Bluesy outfit "Jeremy Monteiro & Alberto Marsico and the Jazz-Blues Brothers" which released their debut album "Jazz-Blues Brothers" to critical acclaim by the international online and print media such as allaboutjazz and the L.A. Jazz Scene magazine.

Carmen Bradford
Born in Austin Texas, Carmen was the featured vocalist in the original Count Basie Orchestra when the legendary Count Basie was still leading the band, Her Grammy-Award winning duet "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" with vocalist and guitarist George Benson made her a household name across America and helped Benson win a Grammy for the performance with the Big Boss Band.. She continues to sing with the Count Basie Band often, along with her numerous concerts as a solo or featured artist with a stellar cast of collaborators. 

Ernie Watts
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players on the music scene. In a diverse career that has spanned more than 40 years, he has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa as well as his own albums, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound. 

Eugene Pao
In addition to releasing several albums under his own name or in association with other Hong Kong musicians, Eugene has played with Jeremy Monteiro's group and with many leading international performers in the field of Jazz, Blues, Pop and Rock.

Hong Chanutr Techatana-nan
Hong is regarded as one of the most innovative and exciting drummers to emerge in the Asian jazz scene, best known for his groovy swing juxtaposed with exciting polyrhythmic embellishments. Since 1995, he has performed with an illustrious list of jazz artists and recorded on numerous albums. He is also a member of The Asian Jazz All-Stars Power Quartet and has performed all over Europe and Asia. 

Lee Ritenour
Grammy-Award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour's career has spanned over 40 years with some 20 Grammy nominations and numerous hits. In addition to his Grammy win with Dave Grusin for the album Harlequin, Lee was also the founding member of the highly successful contemporary jazz band Fourplay. His diverse musicality has seen him play on records for a broad spectrum of artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand. 



Nicole Duffell
Nicole is a top Singapore-based Australian Saxophonist and the lady behind B28, a hugely popular whisky and jazz bar housed at the basement of Club Hotel Singapore.

Shawn Kelley 
Originally from New York, Shawn has been based in Southeast Asia for more than 20 years where he has developed and maintained a reputation as a highly versatile and virtuosic drummer. He has toured, recorded and performed with a diverse range of incredible artists. Shawn performs regularly with Jeremy Monteiro and is the drummer in the band Jeremy Monteiro & Alberto with the Jazz-Blues Brothers which has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London as of the EFG London Jazz Festival in 2015.



Tots Tolentino
Tots is a leading Asian Jazz Saxophonist. His playing has been described by critics as "passionate" and "articulate". Tots is probably the most distinct and influential sax sound in the Philippines today.
 

Varian Monteiro 
Born to a great musician father and supportive mother, Varian grew up as an avid music lover and has worked as a music industry professional in the show production, artist management, album production and music publisher. He is also a trained counseling therapist, a professional model and a photography enthusiast.